Thursday Music News

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  • The first of several videos we’d like to share with you this morning is Dinosaur Jr.‘s new clip for “Pierce the Morning Rain,” a cut from last year’s I Bet on Sky. The video stars actor James Urbaniak as a man obsessed with finding the perfect car stereo and comedian Maria Bamford as his concerned wife. (Henry Rollins also makes an appearance and roughs Urbaniak up a bit.) Watch the video below, and look out for J Mascis’s appearance on Portlandia on January 25th.

  • Next up, we have a new video for Dan Deacon‘s “Guilford Avenue Bridge,” a track from his latest album, America. There is something quintessentially American about this time-lapse video, which follows Deacon’s tour bus across picturesque landscapes. Look for Deacon on tour with fellow Maryland natives Animal Collective this spring, and check out the new smartphone app that you can use to participate in his shows.

  • Here’s another tour video from metal band Baroness. According to Stereogum, this clip for “March to the Sea” captures one of Baroness’s performances last summer, before a tragic bus accident sent the entire band to the hospital and forced them to cancel the rest of their tour. This is what you can expect to see when they’re back on the road again:

  • Good news for fans of The Strokes: Consequence of Sound reports that the quintet have a new album on the way, and their label, RCA, is previewing a new track called “All the Time.” No word yet on whether The Strokes are planning a tour, but if you’re looking for a return to the “classic Strokes sound,” this track should not disappoint.
  • Finally, we have the lineup for this year’s New Orleans Jazz Festival. The festival, which will take place at the Fair Grounds Race Course from April 26-May 5, will feature the talents of Phoenix, Frank Ocean, Andrew Bird, and The Black Keys, as well as veteran performers Billy Joel, Patti Smith, and Fleetwood Mac. For more information, check out the festival website.

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